The Road: Where the Walking Dead Go on Vacation
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Funny; we always feel like zombies after a weekend at Disneyland, too. Running from ride to ride from eight to midnight can really wear you down.
|American Literature||All American Literature|
|Author||McCarthy - Cormac McCarthy|
we're talking about their overwhelming presence
in pop culture. Could I have your autograph?
you can't turn around without bumping into a movie TV show video game or book
blood thirsty undead Cormac McCarthy's
the road has all the characteristics of a literary
Walking Dead, but is it really just another zombie story?
let's get out our zombie story check list shall we
We're lost in a post-apocalyptic world, check
our heroes are on the run
Plus they're on the US Highway System
which can be a nightmare with or without zombies
Yo, I'm driving here. Check
continuing down the checklist Cannibalistic foes drooling for human
flesh like it's chocolate covered bacon
Check any chance of escape? Nope
ok so that's actually a check too
we defintly seem to be on track for a trip to Zombieland
How about direct confrontation with the undead
heres just one box we can't check unfortunately
an infectious agent that causes the living to be afraid of turning into a
nope we don't have that either
An oblique ending with no hope for survival
uh oh no more bullets! Also no
after all there is some hope here, good guys come out of the woodwork and rescue
The man dies
but you can still read the ending is a testament to hope in humanity
whatever the road is we knno it isn't the yellow brick one
there are any emerald city's or happy munchkins here although at this point we
wouldn't be surprised to encounter a
canabalistic dwarf. We represent the cannibal guild
So what is the road?
is that your run-of-the-mill post-apocalyptic cannibal infested
or because we never confront the zombies and aren't in danger
of being infected, does it not quite fit the bill? Shmoop amongst yourselves
Hold on to your Braaaainns